The Wave: In the Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean [New Book]

Sunday, 12 September 2010
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The Wave: In the Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

There is a new book coming out this week that looks very interesting. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean is written by Susan Casey who tries to understand where those massive rogue waves come from, why they form and why people like surfing in them.

Below is the publisher’s description of the book along with a brief interview with the author.


[blockquote]A riveting and rollicking tour-de-force about the terrifying power of nature's most deadly phenomena - colossal waves - and the scientists and super surfers who are obsessed with them.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth probes the dramatic convergence of baffling gargantuan waves that pummel oil rigs and sink massive ships, the extreme surfers willing to stare down death in order to ride them, and the marine scientists trying to unlock the physics of these waves, the climate changes that are provoking them, and what chaos they might wreak. Susan Casey explores the phenomenon of monster waves and how they have become an obsession for extreme surfers like Laird Hamilton - who serves as the author's guide as she takes the reader into the intense, white-knuckle world of 100-foot waves.[/blockquote]



It's going to be available September 14 for $15.09 via amazon.com.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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